Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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DBA Roundup

A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools to help your design business survive and thrive.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development

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Implications of Brexit on IP: bite-sized webinars

Take a watch of these bite-sized webinars to get up to speed on the implications of Brexit on IP and what you can do now to prepare.


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DBA webinar: DBA Annual Survey Report launch 2020

Esther Carder, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith presented a detailed analysis of the benchmarking data and trends across key performance metrics affecting design agencies, and gave insight into how to apply these valuable findings to your business, at the 2020 DBA Annual Survey Report launch. The report analyses fees, salaries, utilisation, income, recovery rates, benefits and trends of DBA member agencies. It is the most valuable tool you will find to help you plan effectively for 2021 and you can watch the presentation here.

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Off payroll working with Moore Kingston Smith LLP | DBA Briefing – exclusive to DBA members

Changes to off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) come into effect in April 2021, is your business ready? Join Moore Kingston Smith’s Tax Partner, Tim Stovold on Wednesday 14 October for this DBA member exclusive briefing, who will explain the changes and what they mean for your design business.

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DBA Member catch up & annual general meeting (AGM) | DBA members only

The DBA's AGM will be part of the member catch up on Wednesday 28 October from 09:30-10:30. Open to directors of all DBA members, agency and corporate with DBA experts too, this bumper member catch up is one not to miss. Login and register here.

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The DBA interviews Diageo’s Jeremy Lindley

Delve into the business of design with Diageo's Global Design Director Jeremy Lindley, as he discusses the company's approach to design effectiveness in this interview with the DBA.

Advice for clients, Business skills

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Making contract changes due to Covid-19

If you are looking to make contract changes to reduce staff costs, here our HR partner Croner explains ways to do this, and how to keep on the right side of the law.

Financial, HR, Legal

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Inside the judging room

Celebrating two years chairing the Design Effectiveness Awards judging panel, Clive Grinyer takes a look behind the judging process. Read on for insight to help you grab the judges' attention, prepare your submissions and enter by 27 November 2020.
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HR and employment law webinars

DBA members benefit from free registration to a wide range of webinars delivered by our HR and employment law partner, Croner. Hosted by knowledgeable and renowned professionals in their respective fields, Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised training sessions including relevant legislation and key case law. They are currently also running webinars focusing on workplace issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. View the schedule and book

Advice for clients, Financial, HR, Legal

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DBA Webinars: Providing you with expert advice during the coronavirus pandemic

Design-sector specific insight and advice delivered by experts, to help you tackle the challenges your business is currently facing during the coronavirus pandemic. DBA members can browse the gallery and watch recordings of all previous DBA Friday webinars.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Legal, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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